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C

4

join

our

bell

Endeavours

in

the

impor-

tant

Caufe

of

Chriflianity, Proteflan

tifmn,

and

practical

Religion.

When

united Attempts

have

got the

better of

the

Infidelity

and

Immorality

of

the

Age

(which

certainly

demand

the

firft

Regard)

it

will

then

be

time

enough

for Fellow-

Chriflians and

Fellow

-Pro-

tenants

to

difpute

Matters

of

fo

little

Confequence

as

an

Organ

or a Surplice,

a

fquare

Cap,

or a Gold

Ring.

It

may

even then

be

too

foon

to

engage

the

Minds

of

People

upon

Subjeós

of

fo

little

Moment;

but,

at

prefent, 'tis,

upon many Accounts,

greatly

unfeafon-

able

and improper. Contentions

of

this

Sort,

among many

other

Evils,

are

apt

to

produce

a

Coldnefs and

Difregard

for

the

neceffary

Duties

of

Piety and

Virtue.

Men

of all

Perfuafions

are

too

prone

to

fall

into

this

Miflake, and fub-

fiitute

a

di%proportion'd

Zeal

again/l,

as

well

as

for,

the external

and

difputed

Parts of

Religion,

in

the Place

of

true

Devotion

and

real

Goodnefs.

When

the

Mind

is

thus

warmly engaged

in

fuch Difputes,

either

on

one Side

or

the other,

it

generally

becomes

too

earelefs of more

weighty Matters. Nor

is

this

Effect

at

all unnatural.

One of

the

common

Arts

in

this

religious

Con-

roverfy

(for

even

that,

to the

great

Hurt